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Some Challenges in the Cocoa industry, Etoa, Pierre , Chocoa 2014, 03/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
FAIR TRADE – CONTRADICTING OR COMPLEMENTING SE? A critical research on RISE's Fair Trade activities within a social entrepreneurial framework, Gottlieb, Mikkel , Department Psychology and Eduction, 06/2014, Volume Social Entrepreneurship and Management, Roskilde, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Evaluation of river sand as a medium for raising cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) seedlings, Konlan, Sampson, and Opoku-Agyeman Michael Obour , American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry , 06/2014, Volume 2, Issue 4, Online, p.120, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
The Role of Cooperative Organizations in Rural Community Development in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges, Hussain, Muhammad Shehu , Academic Research International , 05/2014, Volume 5, Issue 3, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, NIGERIA., (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Partnerships intervening in global food chains: the emergence of co-creation in standard-setting and certification, Vellema, Sietze, and van Wijk Jeroen , Journal of Cleaner Production, 04/2014, Volume XXX, Netherlands, p.9, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
SOLOMON ISLANDS COCOA VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS, Vadnjal, Dan, and Pelomo Moses , 04/2014, p.35, (2014) , (Academic Publication)

Cocoa Value Chain - Implication for the Smallholder Farmer in Ghana's picture
TitleCocoa Value Chain - Implication for the Smallholder Farmer in Ghana
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsMohammed, Dawuni, Asamoah David, and Asiedu-Appiah Felicity
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordscocoa value chain, Ghana, smallholder farmes, supply chain management

The study sought among other things to examine the detailed map of Ghana’s cocoa value chain (GCVC), the major constraints and opportunities to growth and expansion of GCVC, and proposes strategies to at least mitigate the identified constraints. Questionnaires were used to collect primary data from respondents, mainly smallholder farmers and also historical data of Ghana’s cocoa industry were used extensively in the analysis. Diamond model was used to determine the relative competitive position of Ghana’s cocoa. The study revealed the existence of some actors along the value chain not fully recognized by industry players in the cocoa supply chain. It also revealed that lack of access to working capital and farm inputs, aging farmers, high illiteracy rate are the major constraints facing the smallholder farmers. It was again noted that lack of access roads to farming communities, delayed payments and long waiting of trucks at the port due to off load for shipment are major constraints of the Licensed Buying Companies (LBCs)

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